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SPECIAL EVENTS

MILLENNIUM PLACE BIRTHDAY>>

An open house at Millennium Place on Sunday, Sept 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be cake to celebrate its first year. Call 604-935-8410 for info

AWARE PRESENTATION>>

Vancouver city councillor Gordon Price will speak about transportation issues at a special AWARE meeting on Monday Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Delta Whistler Resort. Call 604-932-4457 for more info.

WHISTLER FISHTIVAL>>

Celebrate BC Rivers Day at Edgewater on Sunday Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join in a scavenger hunt on the River of Golden Dreams as well as a BBQ and face painting as well as displays from local environmental groups. There will also be fly fishing demonstrations from the Angling Club. For more info call 604-935-8323.

PILATES AND YOU>>

Free public presentation by local professional instructors on Monday Sept. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Glacier Lodge Conference Room. For info call 604-932-9541.

WHISTLER SKATING CLUB>>

The Whistler Skating Club Canskate program begins offering instruction in basic skating skills for kids by CFSA certified coaches. Registration continues until the end of Sept. Canskate classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Registration forms are available at Meadow Park or call 604-938-0088.

11 th ANNUAL DUCK RACE>>

See Big Brothers, Big Sisters notice for info on the annual duck race on Thanksgiving Day.

RETURN OF THE SALMON FESTIVAL, SQUAMISH>>

This year’s Squamish festival runs from Sat. Oct. 12 to Sun. Nov. 3. The goal is to hoist 150 hand painted windsocks from Squamish Station down to the estuary. All community members can paint a windsock to welcome the salmon back to Squamish. Call Nikki at 604-898-4860 for more info on windsock painting workshops.

 

MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

CHAMBER LUNCHEON>>

MLA Ted Nebbeling is speaking at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday, Sept. 20 at 11:45 a.m. at Evergreens Restaurant in the Delta Whistler Resort. The luncheon is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Call 604-932-5922 for reservations.

ALPINE CANADA AGM>>

Meeting Sept. 21 at Coast Whistler Hotel.

FEDERATION OF B.C. NATURALISTS>>

The federation holds its annual general meeting in Whistler Sept. 20-22.

WHISTLER. IT’S OUR FUTURE>>

The final workshop in phase 1 of the Comprehensive Sustainability Plan will be a two-day workshop the weekend of Sept. 21-22. Participants are asked to help choose criteria for Whistler’s future. Phase 2, later in the fall, will look at scenarios for Whistler’s future. Register at www.whistlerfuture.com

BEAR SMART PRESENTATIONS>>

Every Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Millennium Place. Presentations focus on various aspects of bear biology and ecology, living with bears in your backyard, and safety in bear country. Admission by donation. For more info contact J.J. Whistler Bear Society at 604-905-4209.

LIFE DRAWING>>

Life drawing sessions ongoing on Monday nights, between 6 to 9 p.m. at Millennium Place, $15 drop-in. Draw models in your choice of dry medium. Facilitated by Mark of Lotus Art Supplies, and Britt Germann. Call 604-938-0055, or 604-905-5540 for more information. Models needed!

WHISTLER’S ONLY POLITICAL PARTY>>

Meets every three weeks at ...Gone Bakery. Call Chris Childs at 604-938-6318 ext. 222 or e-mail WSG@yahoogroups.com for next meeting date.

ON THE MOUNTAINS

BLACKCOMB>>

Glacier skiing is over for the summer season. Blackcomb will re-open for winter on Nov. 28.

WHISTLER>>

Mountain bike park is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Lifts open daily for sightseeing.

MOVIES

 

HELPING HANDS

WHISTLER NATURALISTS>>

Volunteers needed for the Federation of B.C. Naturalists’ Fall General Meeting Sept. 20-22. There will be a wide range of speakers and field trips. Confirmed speakers include: Tom Hurd (Banff Wildlife Specialist); Jack Souther (volcanoes); Kathy Martin (alpine bird migration); Morgan Wells (traditional plant use); Karl Ricker (glaciology); and Michael Allen (black bear and cougar researcher). There are volunteer opportunities to help with organizing venues, transportation, signage, registration, etc. Contact Cathy Conroy at 604-894-1124 or email cconroy@sfu.ca

CHEAKAMUS CHALLENGE>>

Volunteers needed for the 2002 fall classic on Saturday Sept. 21. Skills needed: First Aid, Marshals with bikes, Qualified Flag Persons. Call 604-938-1799 for more info. The volunteer draw prize is a 2002/2003 Whistler-Blackcomb Season’s Pass.

WHISTLER FISHERIES STEWARDSHIP GROUP>>

WSFG is a non-profit charitable organization whose purpose is to restore the health of Whistler’s watersheds to their utmost potential for people and fish through community partnerships, advocacy, education and projects. WSFG will be hosting volunteer activity sessions throughout the summer where people can help out and learn about stream restoration, streamside planting, fish monitoring and other stewardship activities. For information call 604-935-8323 or email fish@whistler.ca.

RIDES TO AND FROM WHISTLER>>

Seats are available in the Jack Bell Foundation carpool/vanpool service between Squamish and Whistler. For further information please call 1-888-593-7433 or www.ride-share.com. The JBF is a registered non-profit organization.

WHISTLER ANIMALS GALORE>>

WAG is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to protecting and enhancing the lives of lost, unwanted and homeless animals. We are open to the public and for volunteer dog walking every day of the year from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Please call 604-905-7750 or stop by the shelter located between day skier parking lots 3 & 4.

MY YOUTH CENTRE>>

Now open at Maurice Young Millennium Place. Activities include ping pong, pool table, Playstation, Nintendo, Internet access, big screen projection TV, day and overnight trips and tons of other activities. Needed are donations of videos, games, Playstation and Nintendo games and any other "cool" stuff. For hours of operation call 935-8410.

J.J. WHISTLER BEAR SOCIETY >>

People and Bears Living in Harmony. Learn more about coexisting with bears in your backyard. Call us at 604-905-4209 or visit us online at www.bearsmart.com < http://www.bearsmart.com > (email: info@bearsmart.com )

UPWARD BOUND>>

This free program is to assist persons with a disability to prepare for, obtain, and keep employment or self-employment. Financial assistance may be available for skills development, wage subsidies or special work-site adaptations. Sponsored by HRDC, this service is available to qualified residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Call 604-905-8486 to book an appointment.

COATS FOR KIDS>>

Winter coats for children of all ages can be dropped off at Dual Mountain Drycleaners, both locations, at Market Pavilion and Function Junction. Coats are accessed by anyone in need through the Re-use It Centre. For more information contact Whistler Community Services at 604-932-0113 or Jane Pratt at 604-935-7500.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TRAINING SOLUTIONS>>

Training Sessions

Sept. 19-20, Managing Service Excellence, $695 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sept. 23-Oct. 4, First Aid Level III, $730 + GST, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Sept. 24, New Employee Orientation, $95 + GST, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sept. 25, Interviewing Skills, $144 + GST

Complete information available at www.whistlerchamberofcommerce.com or contact Kristyna at 604-932-5922.

WHISTLER EMPLOYMENT CENTRE>>

Free workshops on resume and interview skills. Make sure you have the latest information on job search skills so that you can optimize your chances for employment. Call Marta or Sara @ 604-932-6281 to reserve a seat and to confirm time and location.

PEMBERTON EMPLOYMENT CENTRE>>

Job Search Workshops

Come and join us at the Pemberton employment Centre to find out how to prepare a winning resume, cover letter, or the latest interview technique and other job-related topics. For more information or to sign up call 604-894-1727. Limited spaces available. Workshops are free and are offered on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon.